24 Year Old Garissa Farm Employee Wins Last Lipa Na M-Pesa apartment

Safaricom Enterprise Business Chief Officer Rita Okuthe hands over a dummy key to Joshua Muthui Kilonzi the 6th winner of the Lipa na M-PESA promotion house during the apartment handover at Precious Gardens Riruta.
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Safaricom has announced Joshua Muthui as the sixth and last winner of a three-bedroom apartment in Nairobi’s Riruta estate in the ongoing Lipa Na M-Pesa promotion. The promotion continues to 5th March 2020 with Lipa Na M-Pesa customers getting a chance to win eight tractors each with a plough and trailer across eight regions as well as a tractor.

Businesses that accept Lipa Na M-Pesa will win eight 12 tonne Fuso FI trucks, one in each of the eight regions. The eight regions include Nairobi, Rift Valley, Nyanza, Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Coast and Central.

Muthui, aged 24, hails from Nuu in Mwingi sub County of Kitui County and has been working in Nasi Farm in Garissa, cultivating mangoes and bananas. He often fuels a motorbike and purchases diesel for use at the farm at a local petrol station and pays with Lipa Na M-Pesa.

“I prefer paying with Lipa Na M-Pesa when paying for farm supplies because it is more convenient and cheaper than withdrawing the money than making a payment. Winning this apartment is a big breakthrough for me having had few opportunities in my life,” said Muthui.

Since the Lipa Na M-Pesa promotion began on 8th January 2020, Safaricom has awarded six apartments to customers and 120 Tuktuks to Lipa Na M-Pesa merchants.  The telco has also been awarding a surprise cash back to eight customers every minute for paying with Lipa Na M-Pesa. Merchants get 25 percent refund of their Lipa Na M-Pesa transaction charges as a cash back every night.

“Lipa Na M-Pesa has made it easy and convenient for millions of customers and thousands of businesses across the country to make and receive payments. Beyond rewarding our customers for their loyalty, it has been encouraging to see this promotion make a difference for our winners including Muthui today, said Rita Okuthe, chief enterprise business officer, Safaricom.

Previous apartment winners include:   Reuben Keitany from Bomet, Samuel Gathiru from Naromoru, Salma Mohammed from Mombasa, Joseph Kipkurui from Burnt Forest and Edward Oluoch from Bondo. The promotion is open to both customers and businesses who make and receive payments through Lipa Na M-Pesa. Customers and businesses will receive one entry for every Kshs. 100 paid or received through the service.

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